Where can I buy your fonts?
– I have shops at several marketplaces. Not all fonts are at all marketplaces, but many are at most! You can check out my storefronts at the following places (presented in alphabetical order):
(Most marketplace links are ad/affiliate links.)
Are your freebie fonts REALLY free? Like, for everything?
For the most part, yes! I no longer have any free demo versions of paid fonts, so all of the fonts listed on my Free Fonts page are covered under my standard one-user desktop license for personal and commercial use. Because I don’t want to keep track of sales, impressions, or other numbers, my license is all-or-nothing in every use type: either a use is not allowed, or unlimited use is allowed. Areas of unlimited use include broadcasting; web font use; physical merch; digital designs of words/quotes/phrases; branding; packaging; and menus/display text in apps, programs, and games.
Can I see your freebie license?
Absolutely! You can see a PDF of my current license here (updated October 2020), and every free font comes with a copy of that PDF. Remember, this only covers the fonts on my Free Fonts page, when downloaded from this website. If you find a copy of any of the fonts on my Premium Fonts page out in the wild being offered for free on a permanent basis, that isn’t a legitimate/licensed copy of the font. (And I’d be forever grateful if you sent me a message to let me know about those pirates and scallywags, so I can get those illegal copies taken down!)
Do you make custom fonts?
I do, and may have commission spots available. Pricing will vary depending on a ton of factors: the complexity of the design, style of font, what characters you’d need, your licensing needs, and your timeline. Be aware that pricing starts around $5,000 for a very simple font with a very basic letter set, and goes upward from there depending on style, number of characters, and the type of licensing and/or exclusivity you’ll need. Knowing that, if you’d like further information, feel free to drop me a message; we can get all of the project details together, then I can build a quote!
How about custom illustrations? Logos? Book covers?
While none of these things is my specialty, I have done all of these types of design projects. I might have commission spots available, though those spots don’t happen very often. You can get in touch with me to let me know the details, and we can discuss the project to see if the timeline and price works for both of us.
Do you just do fonts, or do you also do custom hand-lettering?
I do custom hand-lettering, and I might have commission spots available! Prices will vary depending on the size, number of words, and style of a lettering piece, as well as your licensing, rights, and exclusivity needs. Drop me a note at my contact form with some information about your project; I can direct you to my info-gathering form, and we can work on a quote.
How about making a customized version of one of your existing fonts?
Yes, I’ve done this type of custom work as well! This type of project could be as big as adding character sets or turning a solid font into a stencil font, or something minor like tweaking one or two letters to make them work better for your purposes. Drop me a line at my contact form with some information about your needs; then I can get you the right info-gathering form, and we can work on a quote!
Are there embroidery versions of your fonts?
Yes! Check out my embroidery fonts page to see them. I’ve licensed many fonts to embroidery pros, and as they complete the digitizing process, this list will grow.
So I guess that means you license your fonts for embroidery digitizing?
I do! I have a limited list of fonts available for non-exclusive licensing. Drop me a line at my contact page to see which fonts are currently available, and the current cost of that non-exclusive license. (Be warned, a large number of my fonts are exclusively licensed already. Check out my embroidery fonts page for more information.) None of the marketplaces I sell through include digitizing in their licenses, so this separate license will always be required in order to digitize a font into any sellable alphabet format.
I bought one of your fonts, and I’m a little confused on how to use it.
Totally understandable — some of the fonts have a lot of elements! If a font has more than one or two files, there should be a PDF guide included in your download. Check that out first — it’ll have details about which files to install, and what letters are included in what file. If you have more questions after that, drop me a line! All of my fonts are PUA-encoded, which means that you can always access every character through Character Map (PC), Font Book (Mac), or any other font management program.
I took a picture of a font on a thing. Is it one of your fonts?
One of my hobbies is identifying fonts. You can send a note through my contact form, or just email me at missymeyerfonts[at]gmail.com (replacing that [at] part with the @ sign) with your picture, and I’ll see if it’s one of mine. Even if it isn’t one of mine, I may be able to identify it; I’ve seen a lot of fonts!
Do you have a mailing list? How can I find out about new releases and stuff?
I do have a mailing list, though I’m terrible at marketing and don’t use it very often. You can sign up for it here! Alternately, I’d recommend that you follow my Missy Meyer Design Facebook page. I almost always post there with updates about new products, sales, events, and other goings-on!
I bought one of your fonts. Can my sister/brother/uncle/cousin/bestie use it?
Probably not. Most of the shops I sell through offer a single-user license, which means it’s only valid for you. Although some shops (such as FontSpring) sell a 1-5 user license, the intent is for those up-to-5 users to work in the same company or organization. If you need a multi-user license, please get in touch, and we can work out a deal!
Do you want to sell your fonts on my marketplace or website?
Maybe! Get in touch and let me know about your marketplace, so I can take a look at it. I’ll also want to see a full copy of the license you sell under, because some places have some really weird stuff in their licenses.
Can you teach me how to make fonts? Do you offer any classes?
I don’t have any formal instruction set up, but I’ve written a number of blog posts in several spots around the web; I’ve collected them together here. Several of my posts talk about font creation; there are also tutorials for programs like Inkscape, as well as some snarky analyses of fonts in the wild. I also have a few videos at my YouTube channel, including some past livestreams where I discussed font creation.
The top of your page says “cat lady.” Are your cats the prettiest?
Yes. Yes they are. You may think your cats are prettier, but I’m afraid you’d be wrong.
It also says “writer.” What have you written?
Besides blog posts, and things like this FAQ, I’ve written a couple of rom-com novels! You can check out my Amazon author page for more information.
My question wasn’t asked and answered here. 🙁
That’s cool! It means your question is uniquely awesome. Ask away!